Headshots? I’d Rather BE Shot.

If you’re like me you don’t own and have never seen a decent picture of yourself, except the one from far away taken fifteen years ago. Well, the time has come for me to get a headshot. This is as scary as bathingsuit season. No. Wait. It’s worse. Who really sees you in a bathing suit? At the beach, everyone’s self absorbed. Unless you’re twenty-two, no one’s staring like they used to, which is fine because at twenty-two I liked it. Nowadays, I’m covered in sand, sticky popsicles and a few chips…probably chasing my toddler out of the surf and rubbing lotion frantically on my pale white body. No one wants to look at that.

However, who sees your headshot? E.v.e.r.y-F.r.e.a.k.i.n.g-B.o.d.y. It goes on your site, all social medias, author pages, local guild pamphlets. Once you’re published it goes on ads, flyers, for book signings, sites where you guest blog. Right. I’m terrified. I’ve been avoiding, but it’s time. My little pic is everywhere I look online lately and its not so good. LOL. So, I’m here to say, I earn a button for bravery.

It’s decided. I’m calling someone and having a couple headshots taken by people unrelated to me and older than seven-and-a-half.  Hopefully they don’t charge extra for airbrushing and eyebag removal LOL.

We shall see.

Anyone have a headshot story to share?

5 comments to Headshots? I’d Rather BE Shot.

  • Lol, I so feel your pain. I had to break down and get professional pictures done last week. I’m usually the girl hiding behind the camera, so being the sole focus of the photos was not so comfortable. But alas, I at least have pictures now that don’t completely hate. :) Good luck!

  • Julie Anne Lindsey

    Roni! THANK YOU. LOL I love hearing I’m not alone AND I now have hope in getting a decent shot. I’d been debating an avatar LOL

  • Gia

    I don’t have a problem with this one. I’m a professional photographer. When I need head shots, my husband does them. Too bad you live too far from me. :)

  • I love looking at headshots that have been so over photoshopped they make Joan Rivers face look like a 22 year old. Some of my friends win the award on this: I’ll say stuff to them like: “you’re 24 – why is your head so shiny.” And they will just laugh and deny any computerized touch up.

    Of course, I’ll probably start using photoshop when I get older – hopefully by then they just build photoshop right into the camera.

  • You’re gorgeous! It’s about time we share your beauty with the world woman! :)

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